Landscape Reconstruction (Other Keyword)

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An Analysis of Macrobotanical and Pollen Remains from Several Contexts Associated with the Manchester Boarding House (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan Jacobucci.

Six bulk soil samples and one sample suitable for palynological analysis were submitted to the Fiske Center from a turn-of-the-century tenement boarding house yard in Manchester, New Hampshire. The six soil samples were submitted as pairs of samples taken from both 19th and 20th-century strata in order to examine change in landscape use over time. Macrobotanical analysis found high levels of weedy and ruderal plants in 19th-century context, as well as evidence of low-growing wild fruits such as...

An Analysis of Pollen from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest: the South Profile of the Gully Located within Site B (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan Jacobucci.

Nineteen soil samples from Site B, an early nineteenth-century site located in Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (Virginia) were submitted to the Fiske Center for palynological analysis. Over 100 distinct taxa were recovered from the eleven samples that were considered to be well preserved enough to allow for a representative reconstruction of past environmental conditions. When viewed collectively, the recovered taxa describe a landscape consisting of both managed ornamental grounds and areas of...

An Analysis of Pollen Recovered from the Greenhouse at Wye House Plantation, Maryland (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Heather Trigg. Susan Jacobucci.

Nineteen soil samples from a historic greenhouse and slave quarter context located at the Wye House Plantation in Maryland were submitted to the Fiske Center for palynological analysis. Over 120 distinct taxa were identified, including many ornamental taxa such as Hibiscus sp. (Hibiscus) and Citrus sp. (lemons, limes and oranges) as well as a full spectrum of ambient pollen rain. Analysis of samples from the slave quarters suggested the possible utilization and/or consumption of plants such as...

Landscape reconstruction at the Black Sea cost (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Udo Schlotzhauer. Denis Zhuravlev. Daniel Kelterbaum. Anca Dan. Hans-Joachim Gehrke.

Landscapes are subject to ongoing geological transformation which change, hide or even destroy for their part anthropogenic remains. The reconstruction of historic landscapes as well as the causes of their changes is subject of geoarchaeology. A noteworthy example for a reconstruction of the historical landscape of a whole region is demonstrated by an interdisciplinary and international project on the South Russian Taman peninsula in the North Pontus. The new insights that were made by...

Location, Location, Location: Multi-scalar Investigations into the Unexpected Timing and Length of Occupation of a Late Woodland and Early Mississippian site in the Lower Mississippi Valley (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Howard Cyr. Scott Meeks. Rocco de Gregory. Hunter Johnson.

Site 22HO626 is a multicomponent site located along an abandoned meander loop of the Yazoo River, Holmes County, Mississippi. Due to the presence of surface collected exotic lithic materials and a close proximity to the Poverty Point center of Jaketown, 22HO626 was expected to represent a Late Archaic settlement within the lower Mississippi Valley. However, work by the University of Tennessee’s Archaeological Research Laboratory and Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research indicates a more...

Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction using Fossil Phytolith Assemblages at Pinnacle Point caves 13B and 5/6 during Middle Stone Age, Mossel Bay, South Africa (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rosa-Maria Albert. Irene Esteban. Curtis Marean.

Climatic conditions played a key role in the evolution of modern human linage and South Africa has been considered, based on genetics and fossil evidence, a suitable area. South Africa hosts the smallest of all-known biomes (Fynbos), characterized by hyper diversity with high species richness and large presence of edible plants. We present the phytolith record from the archaeological sites Pinnacle Point caves 13B and 5/6 spanning from ∼160 to ∼50 ka. This study aims at reconstructing the past...